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Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

Special Mention: Sabari Janaki

Sky Ninja: In the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, an Indian giant flying squirrel sweeps across a cobalt sky powdered with altocumlus clouds. Limbs hyper-extended, its wing membrane stretches thin and translucent, making its blood vessels visible upon zooming in! A particularly resilient species, it is an occupant of tree canopies, and roosts in hollows, which it makes cozy with bits of bark, tufts of fur, carpets of moss and soft leaves. Nocturnal by nature, it’s rare to see one in action in the day time. Thus this glorious glider, caught boasting its evolutionary advantage by Sabari Janaki on a sunny June afternoon, is certainly special in our books.

LOCATION: Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Kerala DETAILS: Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm. f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, Shutter speed: 1/8000 sec., Aperture: f/4.5, ISO 640, Focal length: 100 mm.

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